ALVIN Dive Information

Dive Number:2470Date:12/03/91
Cruise:AII-125Leg:35
Chief Scientist:MULLINEAUX/VAN DOVEROperations Area:EAST PACIFIC RISE
Latitude:09-48.30NLongitude:104-16.97W
Pilot:R. GrieveObserver 1:Stein Kaartvedt
Observer 2:Jeffrey Trussel
Launch Time:0819Time Submerged:8:54
Time on Surface:1713Bottom Time:
Depth:2540 metersPurpose:BIOLOGY
Sponsor:NSFData:1 CD-ROM Incl. Dives 2196-2197, 2331-2799, data transferred from 3.5" diskette(s)
Still Images:2 Reel(s) 35mm color film Moving Images:4 Hi8 video tape(s)
Observed:Anemones, Bacterial mats, Basalt lava, Clams, Inactive vent deposits, Lo temp vents, Mussels, Sea cucumbers, Sea stars, Snails/Limpets, Urchins, (?) Vent fish, ZooplanktonSampled:Bacterial mats, (?) Mussels, Zooplankton
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Remarks:Shimmering water and the zooplankton swarms were awesome! Mussel bed community at final site was very large, as was the crab population.